Towards the end of 2012, three of FMPGC club members commissioned the building of their own pilot gig. Last weekend saw the official ‘naming’ ceremony of Vilt, on Flushing beach in front of a good turnout of friends and family.
The boatbuilder, Peter Williams, travelled down from Fowey to officially name her and club member, David Buurma said a few words to wish her well in what he predicted would be decades of use and appreciation to come. Jeremy Stonehouse, said a few words on behalf of himself and the other new owners (Paul and Mark Smith), praising the incredible workmanship which Peter had put into the boat.
The top crews from FMPGC will be rowing her in events over the coming months including the World Pilot Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly.